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  • chattycat Nov 14, 2:18 p.m.

    It has been pretty well known that she has a shady side. Not at all surprised!

  • Mr. Middle of the Road Nov 14, 12:32 p.m.

    smokewagon, having a little trouble locating evidence anyone said 'character doesn't matter?" Its ok, I am patient. Still waiting to hear.

  • bubbba Nov 13, 7:29 p.m.

    When this is behind her (in whatever time period), I can assure you that you have not heard the last of her as a positive influence, contributor, leader, in this or some other community.
    gbear11
    November 13, 2012 3:22 p.m.
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    Yeah, in prison.

  • timmystrickland402 Nov 13, 6:25 p.m.

    I DON,T THINK SHE WILL DO ANY TIME AT ALL

  • GravyPig Nov 13, 5:11 p.m.

    "She took people's money, fraudulently, and should pay for it. Period."

    So it sounds like you and Sumo Vita agree. It appears the only one who isn't making any sense is you. Perhaps if you spent less time trying to bust on someone for their political leanings you might see what is being said instead of being blinded by your partisan anger.

  • Mr. Middle of the Road Nov 13, 5:00 p.m.

    smokewagon, when did someone say character doesn't matter? Be specific, don't just say you heard it on Rush.

  • Longshanks Nov 13, 4:29 p.m.

    Hey Sumo Vita, quit spouting your liberal leaning rhetoric, and stick to the subject. If you post something that makes any sense, maybe people will take what you say seriously. Otherwise, you're wasting our time.

    She took people's money, fraudulently, and should pay for it. Period.

    This opinion brought to you by an unaffiliated conservative. Imagine that...

  • hp277 Nov 13, 4:18 p.m.

    Give her a break - she's probably in the Caymans visiting the money she stole.

  • ncguy Nov 13, 4:17 p.m.

    she 's stepping forward?

    ya she is out of the country

  • changedmyname Nov 13, 3:49 p.m.

    For some there is never enough money.

  • gbear11 Nov 13, 3:22 p.m.

    Carolyn Grant has done way more good with her life in helping endless numbers of people in this community through her community involvement and charitable outreach. Yes, it appears that some questionable/poor decisions were made and she has cooperated with the authorities and with the forthcoming ramifications and thus, she will have to pay the penalties.

    No one knows why she is out of the country or how that is being funded so stop making your pharisee-like assumptions. Furthermore, you do not know her heart; similar to someone not knowing any of us, BUT somehow gaugeing where they think our heart may be. I would take offense to this, wouldn't you?

    When this is behind her (in whatever time period), I can assure you that you have not heard the last of her as a positive influence, contributor, leader, in this or some other community.

  • Wags Nov 13, 3:22 p.m.

    It's nice that she can still afford a trip out of the country. Good for her.

  • bubbba Nov 13, 3:13 p.m.

    The company I worked for always had Plants by Grant on COD.
    They only paid when they needed something. God's honest truth. Oneday when she had the property magmt. company, one of her goonies didnt like the price I gave them (the same price everyone else paid) and said,"As much money as we spend we you!!". They were peanuts as far as we were concerned, run by a crook. Simple as that.

  • twatkinsntp Nov 13, 3:03 p.m.

    If she is convicted felon how is she able to leave the country......does she still have ties to corrupt politicans.....or is she really in the country.

  • sandim50 Nov 13, 3:01 p.m.

    PONZI-PONZI-PONZI why is she free to be out of our country. Her
    passport should have been pulled
    She appears to be in the Bernie madoff class, even if the dollars are not the same, the deal is DIRTY

  • Sumo Vita Nov 13, 2:33 p.m.

    "You folks that want all these business fraud types arrested and made to pay up. You are what is wrong with this country."

    Really? So what's wrong with this country isn't the swindlers and frauds, but those that want to hold them accountable? Sounds like GOP logic to me.

  • Southern Girl Nov 13, 2:29 p.m.

    Why was she able to retain her passport to leave the country?

  • Sumo Vita Nov 13, 2:27 p.m.

    Ah, clearly one of our 1%er "job creators" doing what they do best.

  • Sweet T with Lemon Nov 13, 2:16 p.m.

    this is probably not even a fraction of the crooks that are running this state.

  • wakemom Nov 13, 2:08 p.m.

    Notice how all the teapublicans are quiet here...hmmm, wonder why?
    balog

    For real! LOL.. I been waiting all day long for the comments to go well over 100. Then I realized what party she is affiliated with!

  • SmokeWagon Nov 13, 2:07 p.m.

    ..."Smoke, Grant is a Republican.unc70..."

    Doesn't matter to me what she "claims" to be....do nothing republican or a dumbacrat....she has pled guilty to being a lier and a thief....!!! Which is way more valiant than the thiefs and liers in Washington and Raliegh, still drawing a paycheck and thumbing their noses at the rest.....!!!! Character DOES matter and it starts AT HOME with a mother and a father....!!!!

  • Lindasue Nov 13, 2:04 p.m.

    out of the country???? hmmmmmm.

  • airbornemonty Nov 13, 1:55 p.m.

    I can hardly wait to read about her sentence.

    Is it fair to say a light tap on the wrist with an ostrich feather and perhaps a prayer for judgement?

  • rgm1266 Nov 13, 1:50 p.m.

    How much time is she looking at? How much you bet she only gets probation?

  • NotAgain Nov 13, 1:44 p.m.

    You folks that want all these business fraud types arrested and made to pay up. You are what is wrong with this country. You are the job killers. If not allowed to vacation out of the country, several service jobs would have been lost. Let the free market do as it pleases and may the buyer beware. Long live the Trump!

  • balog Nov 13, 1:42 p.m.

    Notice how all the teapublicans are quiet here...hmmm, wonder why?

  • charmcclainlovesdogs2 Nov 13, 1:40 p.m.

    people never have enough.

    In prison she will not have nothing.

  • Walkin Man Nov 13, 1:28 p.m.

    Greed. It seems that some people never have enough.

  • jlp Nov 13, 1:26 p.m.

    Sounds like more of that fiscal conservatism we hear so much about from the Tea People. I am glad the voters rejected this con artist.

  • charmcclainlovesdogs2 Nov 13, 1:24 p.m.

    Wondering why she did not think that she would ever get caught?

  • GravyPig Nov 13, 1:24 p.m.

    "..."Triangle businesswoman to plead guilty to fraud..."

    "Grant was once chair of the Raleigh Chamber of Commerce and was the Republican nominee for Congress for NC-13 in 2002."

  • Sherlock Nov 13, 1:18 p.m.

    How can she afford to be out of the country? She should have paid that money to thoses she owe.

  • Its the who what Nov 13, 1:17 p.m.

    She should not have been allowed out of the country nor should be had be allowed bond. This type of crimimal element threatens the very fiber of our communities. The wicked intent that she had was delibrate and she shows no remorse as she is allowed to spend stolen money on trips out of the country.

  • unc70 Nov 13, 1:17 p.m.

    Smoke,

    Grant is a Republican.

  • Sherlock Nov 13, 1:16 p.m.

    "and she made some profoundly bad decisions," she would have fit right in as mayor or Congress and Grant promised high returns, but many investors said they never got any money back and that they were misled about where their money was going, authorities said last year. Is this not what is happening today to all citizens by our government.

  • corey3rd Nov 13, 1:14 p.m.

    Art Pope still has her on the short list for McCrory's appointees.

  • SmokeWagon Nov 13, 1:07 p.m.

    ..."Triangle businesswoman to plead guilty to fraud..."

    ..."Raleigh attorney accused of corruption to appear in court.."

    ...and you left handed wingnuts said that character didn't matter...!!!! Your "enlightnment" is coming home to roost...!!!!

  • charmcclainlovesdogs2 Nov 13, 1:05 p.m.

    has agreed to plead guilty

    She may as well plead guilty, she got caught with her hands in the cookie jar. Now she face her dire consequences. She knew right from wrong.

  • jhk0704 Nov 13, 12:55 p.m.

    What a dirt bag. I love how the lawyer syays she is ready to accept responsibility...yet she is out of the country. If you had to lie and cheat people out of their money then shouldnt you be saving your money to pay them back and not enjoying a out of country vacation?

  • Scubagirl Nov 13, 12:46 p.m.

    "How is it that she's out of the country just when it's time to enter a plea in a multi-million dollar swindle?
    tran"

    I was wondering the same thing! How convenient for her, will be interesting to see if she returns home.

  • immaannoid Nov 13, 12:46 p.m.

    Fraud? Why she would have made a great politician! Birds of a feather...

  • bubbba Nov 13, 12:40 p.m.

    My son served 30 days for a probabtion violation. Rolling papers was the conviction. I didnt even know about it. I bet Grant does less than him. No sympathy here. Just another wealthy person swayed by money. As far as the real estate market going down hill. She is no different than any other person that has taken lumps. She just decided to screw her investors.

  • tran Nov 13, 12:24 p.m.

    How is it that she's out of the country just when it's time to enter a plea in a multi-million dollar swindle?

  • bareftndncin Nov 13, 12:23 p.m.

    In addition to my previous comment, after years of trying to find if the funds were stashed somewhere for her personal gain, the only thing they could actually find was mail fraud. If she had "taken the money and left the country" as it was said in a previous comment, the the attorneys were sure doing a slack job for the past few years. People are so quick to assume GUILTY when it seems like she has fessed up to what happened, she got caught in the real estate collapse. If it were something else, I'd hope that in over four years, something other than just mail fraud would have been found.

  • britsturtevant Nov 13, 12:16 p.m.

    I bet she never sees NC again. Any takers?

  • hp277 Nov 13, 12:16 p.m.

    Grant was once chair of the Raleigh Chamber of Commerce and was the Republican nominee for Congress for NC-13 in 2002.

    At least this is one crook that didn't make it to Washington.

  • curiousgeorgia Nov 13, 12:15 p.m.

    Bobbyj--too funny!!! LOL

  • bareftndncin Nov 13, 12:12 p.m.

    She's admitted she made bad decisions with the funds, she's prepared to accept the consequences. If she goes to jail, then no one will get their money back and everyone loses. Let's hope that the courts take that into consideration.

  • Tarheel born Nov 13, 12:11 p.m.

    wow someone running for public office that is not truthful what is the world coming to?
    bobbyj

    Agree.....funny

  • luvbailey Nov 13, 12:04 p.m.

    Thought I read in Sunday's paper that this had already happened - maybe it was Friday?

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